Aiguille de la Tsa

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Route: Aiguille de la Tsa – Haut Glacier d’Arolla – Mont Collon

The Aiguille de la Tsa is a 3,668-m-high mountain in the Valais Alps (Western Alps), a striking rock needle in the mountain ridge between Arolla and Ferpècle. At the foot of the Aigulle de la Tsa lies the Glacier de l’Aiguille (Aiguille Glacier), which drains eastwards to the Glacier du Mont Miné (Mont Miné Glacier). The Glacier du Mont Miné originates at the firn-covered Pass Col des Bouquetins (3,357 m above sea level), across which runs the Swiss-Italian border.

The Haut Glacier d'Arolla (German: Oberer Arollagletscher) belongs together with the Glacier du Mont Collon and the Bas Glacier d’Arolla (German: Unterer Arollagletscher) to the glacier system of the Arolla Glacier in the rearmost section of the Val d’Arolla valley near the southern border of Switzerland and east of the Mont Collon. It is roughly 4 km long and covers a surface of approx. 5 km². It originates at an altitude of 3,200 m above sea level north of the Mont Brulé (3,585 m above sea level).
The Mont Collon is a mountain in the Valais Alps south of Arolla (Val d'Hérens). The mountain has a height of 3,637 m and lies near the Italian border.

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